Assistant Professor/State Extension Specialist in Family Life Education
University of Kentucky, 2006
St. Cloud University, 2001
Augustana College, 1999
Psychology and Religion
Amy Hosier joined the Extension family in 2008 as the State Specialist in Family Life Education and as an assistant professor in Family Sciences where she teaches a course on Lifespan Development and Behavior. Dr. Hosier has focused both her professional work and research on working with older adults and improving quality of life along the long term care housing continuum. Current research examines the concept of institutional permeability as it relates to quality of life and well being for the individuals residing and working in nursing facilities. Longitudinal qualitative research incorporates narrative interview techniques with family caregivers and those living with Alzheimer's disease to further examine meanings of home and adjustment through memory loss. Dr. Hosier has a wide range of experience in long term care settings and with working with professional and family caregivers. She is anxious to apply her expertise to individual and family development across the state of Kentucky.
Dr. Hosier is a member of the Gerontological Society of America and Sigma Phi Omega Gerontology Honor Society.
- FAM 254: Life Course Human Development
- Quality of Life
- Meaning of Home
- Life Course
- Individual and Family Development
- Adult Development
- Aging Issues